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Nancy Cardillo


Buffalo Magazine: Discover

Have you figured out how you and the kids will spend those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer? What about a pool club? Seriously, how great would it be to enjoy floating or paddling in crystal clear cool water when the mercury is rising…but not be responsible for maintenance or playing hostess. Sound enticing? There are many advantages to joining a pool club. If your kids…

(First of a two-part overview for first time home buyers) Congratulations! You’re ready to purchase your first home. You have probably given a lot of thought about what you want in your new home, such as neighborhood or community, number of bedrooms, amenities, etc., but…have you given enough thought to exactly how much house you can truly afford? The rule of thumb i…

Buffalo Magazine: Home

If you’re planning on selling your home, or even thinking about it, chances are you’re assessing what improvement projects will make your home more desirable to prospective buyers. Gut and remodel the kitchen? Add a patio or pool? Put on a new roof? There are definitely updates and upgrades that will add aesthetic value to your home…and will make you happier to live the…

Buffalo Magazine: Wellness

A college degree offers many advantages: More career options and opportunities, greater job security and the ability to earn more money in your lifetime. According to the office of New York Governor Andrew W. Cuomo, 3.5 million New York State jobs will require an Associate’s degree or higher by 2024 — that’s roughly 420,000 more jobs than in 2014. A college degree, however…

Buffalo Magazine: Home

Let’s face it, we love our pets — and the statistics back it up. Approximately 44 percent of American households have one or more dogs and 35 percent have one or more cats. That translates to roughly 78 million well-loved dogs and 85 million well-loved cats, says the ASPCA. Just how much do we love them? According to Fortune magazine, we spent roughly $60 billion on our be…

Local Homefinder Features

Newly constructed and available for immediate occupancy, The Crossings in Getzville offers the best of both worlds: all the modern amenities and extras in a wooded country setting close to major highways. Developed by RAS Development Company, these comfortable apartment homes offer the perfect solution for empty nesters wishing to downsize – or anyone looking for convenien…

Local Homefinder Features

Tucked away from the road on South Union Road off Main Street in the heart of the Village of Williamsville, you’ll find a quiet community of apartments and townhomes ideal for today’s lifestyle. Walnut Grove Apartment Homes, built by Alliance Homes and professionally managed by Water Valley Management, is now leasing additional, newly built apartment homes that offer qu…

Buffalo Magazine: Feature

Five years before his dancers first hit the stage, Jon Lehrer was lining up tour stops. The professional dancer, who toured for 13 years with two internationally-known dance companies as well as the Radio City Rockettes, knew the amount of work and planning that goes in to setting up a tour. Before he’d even selected the name for his new dance company, he set the wheels…

Real Estate

It’s easy to picture your family in this beautiful East Amherst home…whether the kids are doing their homework in front of the cozy fireplace in the hearth room as dinner is being prepared in the nearby kitchen or you are hosting a dinner party in the open dining room – or simply enjoying the view from the great room. Set on a one-third acre parcel with a meandering cre…

Buffalo Magazine: Home

Is this the year you make the leap and purchase a new home? Even as interest rates and home prices inch up, buying a home can still be the better option over renting. One of the biggest benefits of home ownership is the ability to build equity over time. Then there are the tax deductions. Not to mention the freedom to make your house your home. (When you rent, you can’t ju…

Buffalo Magazine: Home

Congratulations! You’re moving into your dream home. Or maybe you’re relocating for a new job. Or downsizing now that the kids are gone. Whatever your reason, packing and moving can take away from the excitement of a new home. Here are some tips to help you get organized, save money and ensure a smooth move. Part 1: Packing and prep The first step, of course, is choosing…

Buffalo Magazine: Discover

Western New Yorkers are a loyal bunch, and we love tradition. For many, there are 12 days each August that smack of tradition: Erie County Fair days. This summer marks the 178th year for the nation’s third largest county fair, which takes place August 9-20. “The Fair spans multiple generations,” says Fair Marketing Manager Marty Biniasz. “People come for many reasons – …

Buffalo Magazine: Wellness

“What’s the best investment option for my money?” Investment advisors are frequently asked this question, and most agree it’s comparable to being asked, “How big of a house should I build?” There’s no simple answer and no one-size-fits all solution. Experts say to begin with some soul-searching. “The ‘best option’ depends on a few variables, such as when the inves…

Buffalo Magazine: Wellness

We know the importance of the “three Rs”: reading, writing and ‘rithmetic. But what about music? Art? Theater? Dance? As U.S. schools shift heavily toward common core subjects like math and ELA, these right-brain subjects are increasingly on the chopping block. Yet studies show that exposing children to arts and culture plays a critical role in their development. “Resea…

Pet ownership has tripled since the 1970s, according to the Humane Society of the United States. Today, approximately 62 percent of American households include at least one pet. That’s roughly 69 million dogs and 74 million cats (not to mention birds, reptiles, hamsters and other critters). Collectively, we spend $50 billion each year keeping our pets safe, happy and he…